Holidays and Festival Calendar January 2020

Holidays and Festival Calendar for January 2020 with subh muhurats of the month. List of January 2020 holidays and Indian festivals.

January
Wednesday, 01English New Year
Thursday, 02Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti, Nature Day
Friday, 03Banada Ashtami, Masik Durgashtami
Monday, 06Vaikuntha Ekadashi, Paush Putrada Ekadashi,
Tailang Swami Jayanti
Tuesday, 07Kurma Dwadashi
Wednesday, 08Pradosh Vrat, Rohini Vrat
Friday, 10Paush Purnima, Shakambhari Purnima, Magh Snan Start
Sunday, 12Swami Vivekananda Jayanti, National Youth Day
Monday, 13Lambodara Sankashti Chaturthi, Sakat Chauth
Tuesday, 14Lohri
Wednesday, 15Ganga Sagar Snan, Makar Sankranti, Pongal
Thursday, 16Magh Bihu
Friday, 17Kalashtami
Monday, 20Shatila Ekadashi
Wednesday, 22Pradosh Vrat
Thursday, 23Masik Shivaratri, Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti
Friday, 24Mauni Amavasya, Magha Amavasya
Saturday, 25Magha Gupt Navratri
Sunday 26Republic Day
Tuesday, 28Ganesha Jayanti, Vinayaka Chaturthi
Wednesday, 29Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja
Thursday, 30Skanda Sashti, Gandhi Punyatithi
Subh Muhurats January 2020
Marriage15,16,17,18,20,29,30,31
Griha Pravesh29, 30
Namakaran2,3,5,8,12,15,16,17,19,20,27,29,30,31
Mundan27,31
Vehicle Pur.3,8,10,17,20,27,30,31
Property Pur.10,30,31
Festival Calendar February 2020

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Festival In January 2020

According to the Hindu lunar calendar; the 1st month of Gregorian calendar January in 2020 starts from Pausha, Shukla Paksha Sashti and ends on Magha, Shukla Paksha Sashti. Lohri, Makar SankrantiPongal and Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja are some important festivals of this month.

Wednesday 01

  • English New Year: New Year is the day at which a new calendar year begins according to the Gregorian calendar.

Thursday 02

  • Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti is observed on the birthday of the last of the ten Sikhs Gurus – Guru Gobind Singh. It is celebrated on Pausha Shukla Paksha Saptami.
  • Nature Day: Nature Day acknowledges that a healthy environment is the foundation of a healthy and balanced society. It is celebrated on the 2nd of January.

Friday 03

  • Banada Ashtami: Shakambhari Navratriwill starts from Pausha, Shukla Paksha Ashtami and it is known as Banada Ashtami. Shakambri Mata is regarded as the incarnation of Devi Bhagwati.
  • Masik Durgashtami: Durgashtami is a very auspicious vrat and is observed every month during Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha. Observers/ Vratees observe fast on this day from morning to evening.

Monday 06

  • Paush Putrada Ekadashi: Ekadashi is a very important date in Santan Dharma and falls on the 11th lunar day of the month. Ekadashi fasts are extremely auspicious dates in Hinduism. The first Ekadashi of the calendar year falls on Pausha, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi and is also known as Pausha Putrada Ekadashi.
  • Vaikuntha Ekadashi: Vaikuntha Ekadashi is the major festival celebrated in the temple of Lord Vishnu mainly in South India and is celebrated on Pausha, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi.
  • Tailang Swami Jayanti: Tailang Swami was a great Hindu Yogi and believed that he was the incarnation of Lord Shiva. He lived very long for around 280 years and his Jayanti is celebrated on Pausha, Shukla Paksha Ekadashi.

Tuesday 07

  • Kurma Dwadashi: It is dedicated to Kurma or tortoise incarnation of Hindu Lord Vishnu. Observing this fast helps in the redemption of sins which will lead to the path of Moksha and will be observed on Pausha, Shukla Paksha Dwadashi.

Wednesday 08

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on shubh tithi of Pausha, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.
  • Rohini Vrat: Rohini Vrat is observed by the women who want a long life for their husbands. Rohini vrat will be observed on the tithi of Pausha, Shukla Paksha Trayodashi.

Friday 10

  • Paush Purnima: Paush Purnima is one of the significant days in Hinduism that falls on the Purnima of Pausha, Shukla Paksha Purnima.
  • Shakambhari Purnima: It is a Hindu festival mainly observed in India for the goddess Shakambhari and celebrated on the Pausha, Shukla Paksha Purnima tithi.
  • Magh Snan Start: Magh Snan holds immense importance and believed to provide the auspicious results. It falls on Pausha, Shukla Paksha Purnima tithi and taking a bath in Ganga and another holy river during these durations are meant to be very auspicious.

Sunday 12

  • Swami Vivekananda Jayanti: He was an Indian Hindu monk and on January 12 his Jayanti is celebrated every year largely in West Bengal. He was a key figure in the introduction of the Indian philosophies of Vedanta and yoga. 
  • National Youth Day: National Youth Day is celebrated to encourage the youth to build up the nation. From the year 1984, the day has been marked as National Youth Day and it is celebrated on 12 January

Monday 13

  • Lambodara Sankashti Chaturthi: Lambodara Sankashti Chaturthi is a Holy day for the people of the Hindu community which falls on the tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi. The day is dedicated to the Lord Ganesha and the vrat will be observed on this day.
  • Sakat Chauth: It is observed every month and dedicated to the Lord Ganesha. Women observe fast for their children for a better and happy life. This month in January it falls on the Magha, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi tithi.

Tuesday 14

  • Lohri: Lohri is one of the most important festivals for Punjabi and marked as the end of the peak winter. Lohri is traditionally connected with the harvest of rabi crops and observed on the tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Chaturthi

Wednesday 15

  • Makar Sankranti: Makar Sakranti is a Hindu festival and celebrated on the auspicious tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Panchami. It marks the transition of the Sun into the zodiac sign of Makar Rashi on its celestial path.
  • Pongal: It is celebrated to give the thanksgiving ceremony for the year of harvests and mainly celebrated in South India on Magha, Krishna Paksha Panchami tithi. It is celebrated when the sun begins to move northwards.

Wednesday 15

  • Ganga Sagar Snan: It is a very famous mela worldwide and many people will gather to take a bath on the auspicious tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Panchami which falls once a year.

Thursday 16

  • Magh Bihu: Magh Bihu is also known as Bhoagli Bihu and falls on the tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Sashti. It marks the end of the harvesting season and is mostly celebrated by Assamese people.

Friday 17

  • Kalashtami: Kalashtami is a Hindu festival dedicated to the birthday of Lord Bhairva and is observed every year on the tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Ashtami.

Monday 20

  • Shattila Ekadashi: On Shattila Ekadashi people worship the Lord Vishnu and considered one of the most auspicious fasts and celebrated on Magha, Krishna Paksha Ekadashi. Mainly it is observed by the married ladies.

Wednesday 22

  • Pradosh Vrat: Pradosh Vrat is a Hindu vrat dedicated to Lord Shiva and Parvati and observed on the auspicious tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Trayodashi.

Thursday 23

  • Masik Shivaratri: Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated in honor of Lord Shiva on the tithi of Magha, Krishna Paksha Chaturdashi.
  • Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was born on Saturday, 23 January 1987 in Cuttack and every year it is marked as Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti.

Friday 24

  • Mauni Amavasya: Mauni Amavasya commonly known as Magha Amavasya is celebrated on the 15th day of Krishna Paksha Amavasya.

Saturday 25

  • Magha Gupt Navratri: It is the auspicious 9 day period for worshipping the Lord Durga in 9 different forms on the promising tithi of Magha, Shukla Paksha Pratipada.

Sunday 26

  • Republic Day: Republic Day marks the day on which the constitution of India came into effect on Thursday, 26 January 1950. And every year it is celebrated at India Gate and parades take place at the Rajpath.
  • Chandra Darshan: The day after Amavasya is known as Chandra Darshan and it is one of the most important Navagras of Hinduism.

Tuesday 28

  • Ganesha Jayanti: Ganesh Jayanti is a Hindu festival and is celebrated in remark of the birthday of Lord Ganesha on the very shubh tithi of Magha, Shukla Paksha Tritiya.
  • Vinayaka Chaturthi: Vinayaka Chaturthi is also known as Ganesh Chaturthi and it falls on the auspicious tithi of Magha, Shukla Paksha Chaturthi. It is one of the most anticipated and lively festivals in India.

Wednesday 29

  • Vasant Panchami – Saraswati Puja: It is a Hindu festival and celebrated on the tithi of Magha, Shukla Paksha Panchami. Vasant Panchami marks the end of the winter season and the beginning of spring season.

Thursday 30

  • Skanda Sashti: It is a Holy Day for Hindus dedicated to Lord Murugan or Karttikeya prosperous tithi of Magha, Shukla Paksha Sashti. It is one of the renowned and auspicious occasions celebrated in the Indian State.
  • Gandhi Punyatithi: Mahatma Gandhi Punyatithi : Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was assassinated on 30 January in 1948. In the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, 30 January is observed as the Shaheed Diwas or Martyrs’ Day.

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